The Simpsons character Apu has been quietly removed from The Simpsons due to the controversy surrounding the stereotypes arround his character.


The heavily thick and exaggerated Indian accent as well as some other character stereotypes, “I got some disheartening news back, that I’ve verified from multiple sources now: They’re going to drop the Apu character altogether,” stated Adi Shankar. To avoid controversy the character was eventually dropped which explains why the creators of the show didn’t make too much of a big deal out of it. Shankar also stated that “It’s not a step forward, or step backwards, it’s just a massive step sideways”.

-Sam Fitzsimons